Thursday, November 01, 2007

Setting the record straight

Tracy Riley is the only Democrat and Female on Mt. Laurel Council. She was elected to this position by not only Democrats, but Republicans & Unaffiliated voters also. Tracy Riley is a moral, ethical person that believes truth is first and foremost in serving the residents of Mt. Laurel. Tracy Riley, while doing her job in private executive session for the taxpayers of Mt. Laurel was forthright and honest while discussing open space acquisitions. Unfortunately for Tracy, the All Male Republican council chose to twist her words and spin them into what could be construed the nastiest campaign in the 8th district ever. Tracy, not being a politician, was honest while speaking in private about a parcel of land in Mt. laurel owned by Fran Bodine’s wife, this was done in the interest of honesty and full disclosure. Tracy Riley could have stayed silent. The all male GOP wants you to believe that an honest woman like Tracy can’t be trusted. It’s pathetic that they must make up lies and distort the truth because frankly, they themselves have so much to hide.
Just ask Mr. Mouber, Mt. Laurel’s solicitor, the Mt. Laurel Republican Chair. I smell a conflict.

As for Dawn Addiego, the straws you are grasping at are pretty thin. Your fear of Tracy Riley is overriding your common sense. Glen will throw you to the wolves if you lose. Keep treading water and grasping at those make believe straws. Even a Federal Judge finds your actions despicable. “It's pretty despicable stuff,” Kugler said when Riley handed him the flier. “(Addiego) is a lawyer, and she certainly knew better.” (Talking about the terrorist flyer Source BCT) So continue to sling mud that can only come back to the GOP and their desperate attempts at winning. Tell Glen and Chris to get some new material. Bogus attacks garner law suits, will another be coming your way?

Do us a favor, stop the lies and act like a woman, not a desperate political hack. No one is buying the good old girl act anymore.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Oops, they did it again!

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First, Dawn Marie Addiego attacks Italian-Americans (of which she is one),when she ran against Dean Buono. Now she is attacking Muslims. Freeholder Addiego, are all Muslims terrorists? You are a supposed lawyer, as such, you are sworn to uphold the U. S. Constitution. To jog your memory, in America you are innocent until proven guilty.

Tracy Riley, whom you Rudder and Haines (also a lawyer) attacked in your garbage mail piece is not a lawyer, therefore your BS statement of "If she goes to Trenton, will she really fight for tougher crime laws that could hurt her clients?" is not only misleading, but unethical and most likely libel, as you, Freeholder Addiego, County Clerk Haines & Mayor Rudder should know. Isn't one civil law suit for slander and libel enough for you Ms. Addiego?

Tracy Riley has spoken on the record that she is pro death penalty, therefore once again, you have lied to the voters with your statement of "Will she repeal death penalty laws for terrorists?"

My favorite part of your attack piece is "Now, Tracy Riley's Family's Law Firm Is Defending Him..." Really Mr. Haines? We know her mother is not a lawyer, her father was not a lawyer, her daughter is not a lawyer and Tracy herself is not a lawyer. So Addiego, Haines & Rudder must be talking about Mrs. Riley's husband; Mike Riley, whom is the only lawyer in the bunch. The only lawyer qualified to be appointed by the FEDERAL COURT SYSTEM to represent the alleged terrorist you speak of in your attack piece is Tracy's husband, Mike Riley. Ms. Addiego, you are not qualified to defend anyone, neither is Mr. Haines. You are both lawyers?... Addiego, Rudder & Haines keep padding their pensions with their County & Township jobs (like Mr. Rudder's father did for Martha Bark) and spitting out lies.

Let's add a little truth, because as we all know, the truth hurts...

Ms. Addiego has received most of her political contributions from developers (source ELEC). The truth is Freeholder Addiego "let's save the open space" is a developer herself, does Krystal Development mean anything to you Dawn. How about the Aurora (Aurora means the Dawn)room at the money sucking Indian Spring golf course you gave us. How about raising County taxes while lowering the rate and stating you've never raised taxes? We are not stupid, we can add. Your lies don't add up and we in Evesham are fed up with them.

Mr. Haines, where exactly do you live? Oh that's right, with your disabled brother whom doesn't pay property taxes. Our tax dollars certainly pay you enough money to actually buy a home and pay taxes like the rest of us.

Mr Rudder, last but never least, shall we hang on your head as you have tried to do to Tracy, through her husband, the past sins of your father. Through the BCIT with Senator Bark and her pension padding no show jobs your father made that possible? How does it feel Skippy to have mud slung at your family?

My advice to the Haines, Addiego & Rudder team is learn the Constitution you took oaths to uphold, without doing so, you are as guilty as the alleged terrorist. Your source for your attack piece was the Burlington County Times, even they think you are bogus. See their editorial below.

Politics by innuendo

Burlington County Times

The Republicans must think Burlington County voters are stupid.
How else to explain a misguided letter three GOP mayors leaked to the press this week?
In it, they challenge a candidate for state Assembly on grounds that her husband is representing a man accused in a failed terrorist plot against Fort Dix.
The heads of North Hanover, Wrightstown and New Hanover sent their letter to Tracy Riley, a Democratic councilwoman from Mount Laurel running for office in the 8th District.
It urged her to ask Michael Riley, a former Burlington County prosecutor, to withdraw from his court-appoint position as lawyer for Shain Duka.
Duka is one of six suspects in the case that came to light in May.
Five men, including the Cherry Hill resident, face life sentences if convicted of conspiracy to murder military personnel; the sixth is charged with weapons offenses that could draw 10 years in prison.
During an election in which Republicans here are being seriously challenged for the first time in decades, the mayors' missive smacks of fear and desperation.
We don't think voters are dumb. They will see through the innuendo and recognize this ploy for what it is: political maneuvering at its basest.
The mayors represent towns near Fort Dix. Their letter not only seeks Michael Riley's abandonment of the case, it also asks Tracy Riley — who works at her husband's firm — how she feels about such topics as abolishing the death penalty and cracking down on illegal immigration.
“... We feel it's imperative you answer some questions about how your penchant for defending lowlifes like this would affect decisions you make in the Legislature,” the letter read in part.

Mayor Lou DeLorenzo of North Hanover said he sent the letter to Riley and area newspapers from a fax machine at the North Hanover Municipal Building.
That means it went out on the taxpayers' dime.
His explanations that the letter represents public business on behalf of township residents ring hollow.
It's impossible to conclude this move doesn't play into the campaign plans of 8th District GOP candidates Phil Haines, Dawn Marie Addiego and Scott Rudder, who quickly issued a statement saying they agree with the mayors.
A fourth area mayor whose town is near Fort Dix was left out of the loop when it came to drafting the letter,
That would be Mayor David Patriarca of Pemberton Township. He's a Democrat.
The exclusion was an oversight, Mayor DeLorenzo said.
Pretty convenient one, we say.
Two points to remember in the fog of political war are the Constitution guarantees legal representation to every accused, no matter how heinous the crime, and a defense attorney has the absolute right to defend any client.
Trying to smear Tracy Riley because her husband is carrying out his country's constitutional mandate is a foolhardy tactic on the part of the mayors — and the Republican organization backing them.
“Quite frankly, these mayors need a civics lesson on what the Constitution provides,” said Joe Pinto, president of the Burlington County Bar Association.
They could also use a refresher in campaigning with integrity.

My opinion on the alleged terrorist, if found to be guilty, give them the death penalty or better yet, kill them and save the taxpayers money. An eye for an eye.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Simply Amazing

Okay, I thought it was pathetic that a GOP endorsed PAC was pushing turf fields for the Lenape Regional District, now we have this little gem to add to the unbelievable gall of the Evesham Twp. Local School District. Before I give my commentary, I will show you what the Evesham Local School District sent out to parents via e-mail:

----- Original Message -----
From: Smith Jeanne
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2007 2:46 PM
Subject: Request for action on pending legislation
Hello everyone,
On the 8th of January, the state Senate is expected to continue its debate and vote on new legislation designed to reform the state's school systems and lower property taxes. The flyer below describes this process and invites you to voice your opinion to the key political leaders who are dealing with this legislation. Please read it and consider making a phone call or dropping an e-mail to attempt to effect an outcome that is beneficial to our children and our schools rather than the proposals presently on the table. Thank you.


On January 8th, the New Jersey legislature is preparing to vote on proposals they believe will reduce property taxes for New JerseyÂ’s homeowners.

These bills fail to address a major cause of high property taxes: inadequate state aid given to schools. Less than 22% of the Evesham Township School budget is state funded; the rest of the funds necessary to maintain our programs and services are borne by your local property taxes.

One of the bills currently being considered is:

A4/S10 – This bill will give county superintendents enhanced authority over local budgets and out-of district placements. This would undermine local citizens’ control of their public schools.

This bill would also require districts to consolidate elementary-only district and secondary-only districts into kindergarten through twelfth grade school systems throughout the State. If this law is passed, for example, it could potentially combine all local elementary school districts in the Lenape Regional District to form one large K to 12 district. This would also happen across the state.

This bill would limit the ability of school districts to maintain, expand or create new programs that would benefit our students.

To let your voice be heard regarding pending legislation that may impact our schools, your childrens future and your rights for control of what is happening in your community, please contact your legislators before January 8, 2007 when they reconvene.

Please call or email your legislators:

Senator Richard Codey
Assemblyman Larry Chatzidakis
Assemblyman Herbert Conaway, Jr.
Assemblyman Francis Bodine
Assemblyman Jack Connors
Assemblyman Joseph Roberts

You can also send your comments to: or fax them to (609) 777-2077
(Sample wording for call or e-mail): Hello Senator or Assemblyman ________
I am a parent from the Evesham Township School District. I am calling to voice my opinion on bill A4 / S10. (I urge you to not support this or any other bill that would hurt my child(ren) or school district). Instead, please focus your efforts on developing a new funding formula for public education that is fair, equitable to all districts, and fully funded.
(You may also want to leave your name and phone number)
Jeanne R. Smith
Public Information Officer
Evesham Township School District
856-983-1800 x 5030
856-983-2939 (Fax)

I won't bore you with the 84 page bill, S10/A4, but here it is if you would like to read it:

Here is the Leglislatures Synopsis:
SENATE, No. 10

I am torked that a school district would direct anyone to vote for or against something, especially if the school district has a vested interest in this not happening.

Why is the school worried? Maybe redundant jobs will be eliminated ie: Principals, Vice Principal, Superintendents etc. That is a good thing for the tax payers.

Making the fire budget elections move to Nov. is an outstanding idea. Does everyone know that the fire election is held in February now? No, would probably be the answer. Budget increases to the current budget aren't exactly announced to the tax payer, let alone the February voting date.

Yeah, I'm furious that the Government wants to "encourage the financial accountability of local units of government through empowering citizens, reducing waste and duplicative services, clearing legal hurdles to shared services and consolidation, and supplementing, amending, and repealing sections of statutory law." They should all be flogged!

Seriously now, I have a huge issue with Ms. Smith, under the direction of the school Administration and if this is not the case, she should, at the very least be reprimanded for directing parents on how to think and feel, especially for going as far as including "sample wording". The use of school computers on school time, to urge parents to lobby their legislators to vote down something that will ultimately help tax payers in the long run is just wrong!
A recall of the first e-mail was sent out and here it is:

----- Original Message -----
From: "Smith Jeanne" <>
Sent: Thursday, January 04, 2007 12:26
Subject: Recall:
Request for action on pending legislation Smith Jeanne would like to recall the message, "Request for action on pending legislation".

Sorry folks, the damage was already done, sorry doesn't help after you kill a person. I will be contactig my legislators and showing my SUPPORT for the bill.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Bah Humbug

Sixty degrees and 11 days to go.
No winter wonderland here.
This picture sums it all up without the traditional Christmas rant.
Bah Humbug!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

How the Money Stacks Up

Have you ever wondered where candidates for political office get their money from? Well these days, it's easy to track and easier to see why certain candidates get re-elected time after time, year after year. The following was taken from

Total Raised and Spent

Jim Saxton (R) * Incumbent

Raised: $1,031,240
Spent: $433,478
Cash on hand: $1,765,651
Last Report: 6/30/2006

PACs: $289,439 (28%)
Individuals: $678,574 (66%)
Candidate: $0 -
Other: $63,227 (6%)

Richard J. Sexton (D)

Raised: $64,501
Spent: $7,152
Cash on hand: $57,347
Last Report: 6/30/2006

PACs: $2,900 (4%)
Individuals: $35,250 (55%)
Candidate: $26,105 (40%)
Other: $246 (0%)

I would like to see Congressman Saxton put in a little chump change from his own pocket, though that's highly unlikely when it's so much easier spending other's money. Having never lost a bid for re-lection, why is it necessary to spend so much money and bloody the opposing candidate with costly negative literature.

Let's see how it shakes out from Evesham: (Taken from Political Money Line)

Saxton, Jim

Friends of Macready,O'Rourke Laverghett
10/21/2005 $640.00
Marlton, NJ 08053
n/a/homemaker [Contribution]

Lipinski, Robert A.
5/5/2005 $1,000.00
Marlton, NJ 08053
Dynamic Defense Materials/CEO [Contribution]

Lipinski, Robert A.
5/5/2005 $1,000.00
Marlton, NJ 08053
Dynamic Defense Materials/CEO [Contribution]

Lipinski, Robert A.
5/22/2006 $1,000.00
Marlton, NJ 08053
Dynamic Defense Materials/CEO [Contribution]

McCreesh, Francis J.
9/3/2005 $900.00
Marlton, NJ 08053
n/a/retired [Contribution]

Miller, Richard P.
5/12/2006 $1,000.00
Marlton, NJ 08053
Virtua Health/CEO [Contribution]

Ozga, Stanley
8/23/2005 $300.00
Marlton, NJ 08053
Lockheed-Martin/engineer [Contribution]

Ozga, Stanley
7/19/2005 $500.00
Marlton, NJ 08053
Lockheed-Martin/engineer [Contribution]

Ozga, Stanley
3/5/2006 $500.00
Marlton, NJ 08053
Lockheed-Martin/engineer [Contribution]

12/30/2005 $250.00
STATE OF NJ/LAWYER [Contribution]

12/30/2005 $250.00
LAVIN O'NEIL/LAWYER [Contribution]

Rassmann, Natalie
4/10/2006 $1,000.00
Marlton, NJ 08053
NetIdeas/Principal [Contribution]

Rassmann, Thomas W.
11/9/2005 $2,100.00
Marlton, NJ 08053
Net Idea/Executive [Contribution]

Siegman, Earl
7/7/2005 $500.00
Marlton, NJ 08053
South Jersey Gas Co./Sales Manager [Contribution]

Siegman, Earl
9/14/2005 $500.00
Marlton, NJ 08053
South Jersey Gas Co./Sales Manager [Contribution]

Singh II, Kris
5/15/2005 $1,000.00
Marlton, NJ 08053
self/musician [Contribution]

Sullivan, Joseph
4/28/2006 $600.00
Marlton, NJ 08053
self/dentist [Contribution]

Upton-Dominguez, Linda
6/26/2006 $250.00
Marlton, NJ 08053
N/A/Housewife [Contribution]

Walters, Neal
5/1/2006 $1,000.00
Marlton, NJ 08053
Ballard Spahr/Attorney [Contribution]

Yarsinsky, John
5/12/2005 $1,000.00
Marlton, NJ 08053
Lipinski Landscraper/controller [Contribution]

Yarsinsky, John
5/24/2006 $500.00
Marlton, NJ 08053
Lipinski Landscraper/controller [Contribution]



Top Zip Codes

Jim Saxton (R)*

08057 (Moorestown, NJ) $32,350
08055 (Medford, NJ) $32,070
08088 (Vincentown, NJ) $21,370
08060 (Mount Holly, NJ) $21,240
08043 (Voorhees, NJ) $18,900
08054 (Mount Laurel, NJ) $18,870
08003 (Cherry Hill, NJ) $18,370
08053 (Marlton, NJ) $17,740
08008 (Beach Haven, NJ) $16,650
08006 (Barnegat Light, NJ) $10,150

Richard J. Sexton (D)
08057 (Moorestown, NJ) $9,450
08034 (Cherry Hill, NJ) $4,800
08055 (Medford, NJ) $1,350
08108 (Collingswood, NJ) $1,250
98077 (BELLEVUE, WA) $1,000
08033 (Haddonfield, NJ) $850
08053 (Marlton, NJ) $750
08003 (Cherry Hill, NJ) $550
08106 (Audubon, NJ) $500
19002 (Ambler, PA) $500

Top Contributors

Jim Saxton (R)*
Lockheed Martin $36,720
IDT Corp $18,600
Stevens Institute of Technology $16,700
BAE Systems $12,000
Holtec International $12,000
Renco Group $11,100
Price Systems $10,800
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $10,000
American Maritime Officers $9,000
Whitesell Construction $8,900
Albertine Enterprises $8,800
Net Ideas Inc $8,800
Loeb Partners Corp $8,000
Renaissance Technologies $8,000
Carpenters & Joiners Union $7,500
Operating Engineers Union $7,500
Seafarers International Union $7,000
L-3 Communications $6,600
American Hospital Assn $6,500
AFL-CIO $6,000
Northpoint Strategies $6,000
Winning Strategies Washington $6,000

Aren't those above in bold traditional "Democrat" supporters? It's not about "D" or "R" it's about defense contracts, lawyers keeping laws for the rich and money = influence. The Truth Hurts.

Richard J. Sexton (D)
Lavin, O'Neil Law Firm $4,250
SecureUS $1,000

Monday, September 11, 2006

9/11, Five Years Later...

Today, we mark the five year anniversary of September 11, 2001. Five years later, the events of that fateful day still break my heart, bring tears to my eyes and a renewed sense of loving the greatest Country in the World, the USA. Of all of the emotions I experience when looking back, being an American, I can honestly say, fear was never one of them. Anger, yes, most definitely, fear never. Sounds strange to some, but in my heart of hearts, I know the men & women that protect this Country, from the first responders, to the best military in the world, are doing their jobs and will continue to do so. They all are to be commended, thanked and a prayer for their continued safety should be said.

Whatever side of the political fence you stand on, 9/11 is an American tragedy, from the ashes, many a hero has arisen. I guess that's why I find the GOP golf fundraiser being held today such a pathetic, skin crawling gesture. If this little outing where being held in honor of those that lost their lives or even in honor of those that fight today in Iraq & Afghanistan to protect their freedom to be so callous, maybe at least my skin wouldn't crawl. Mike Warner and the GOP must really be falling on hard times, tapping into their line of credit with Sterling Bank for campaigns and debts (ELEC report July 16/06) and using 9/11 as anything other than a day of remembrance, is just too much.

Col. Warner, as a respected and decorated military man, should donate today's proceeds to those from Burlington County that lost their lives on 9/11 and those that continue to fight for his and the GOP's right to hold a golf outing, on what I consider to be a sacred day in American history. The Burl. Co. GOP should give back to those that have lost their lives fighting for us all, that lived in Burlington County. Now that would be a true testament of what used to be, the Grand Old Party.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Things Americans & Others Needs to Hear from Our Government...

I truly wish I could here these words from G.W. himself and our Government.


I wish the leaders of our country, Canada, would take a stand like Australia.....

Muslims who want to live under Islamic Sharia law were told on Wednesday to get out of Australia, as the government targeted radicals in a bid to head off potential terror attacks.

A day after a group of mainstream Muslim leaders pledged loyalty to Australia at a special meeting with Prime Minister John Howard, he and his ministers made it clear that extremists would face a crackdown.

Treasurer Peter Costello, seen as heir apparent to Howard, hinted that some radical clerics could be asked to leave the country if they did not accept that Australia was a secular state and its laws were made by parliament.
"If those are not your values, if you want a country which has Sharia law or a theocratic state, then Australia is not for you," he said on national television.

"I'd be saying to clerics who are teaching that there are two laws governing people in Australia, one the Australian law and another the Islamic law, that is false. If you can't agree with parliamentary law, independent courts, democracy, and would prefer Sharia law and have the opportunity to go to another country, which practices it, perhaps, then, that's a better option," Costello said.

Asked whether he meant radical clerics would be forced to leave, he said those with dual citizenship could possibly be asked to move to the other country.

Education Minister Brendan Nelson later told reporters that Muslims who did not want to accept local values should "clear off".

"Basically, people who don't want to be Australians, and they don't want to live by Australian values and understand them, well then they can basically clear off," he said. Separately, Howard angered some Australian Muslims on Wednesday by saying he supported spy agencies monitoring the nation's mosques.

USA and Canada..... ARE YOU LISTENING?


IMMIGRANTS, NOT AUSTRALIANS, MUST ADAPT. Take It Or Leave It ! I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali, we have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.

However, the dust from the attacks had barely settled when the "politically correct" crowd began complaining about the possibility that our patriotism was offending others. I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone who is seeking a better life by coming to Australia.

However, there are a few things that those who have recently come to our country, and apparently some born here, need to understand.

This idea of Australia being a multicultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity. As Australians, we have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own lifestyle.

This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom. We speak mainly ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, then learn the language!

Most Australians believe in God. This is not some Christian, right wing, political push but a fact because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you consider another part of the world as your new home, Because God is part of our culture.

We will accept your beliefs and will not question why, all we ask is that you accept ours and live in harmony and peaceful enjoyment with us.

If the Southern Cross offends you, or you don't like "A Fair Go", then you should seriously consider a move to another part of this planet.

We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, and we really don't care how you did things where you came from. By all means keep your culture but do not force it on others.

This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this, but once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our Christian beliefs, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian/Canadian/US/British et al freedom, "THE RIGHT TO LEAVE."

If you aren't happy here then LEAVE. We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.

Pretty easy really, when you think about it. I figure if we all keep passing this to our friends (and enemies) it will also, sooner or later get back to the complainers, lets all try, please.